NPR Survey Sheds Light On Workplace Stress


Category: Corporate Wellness

A recent survey by the National Public Radio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health revealed a number of insights on employees’ perceptions of health problems, experiences, issues, and challenges in the workplace.  The survey focused on the United States and sought to answer seven questions: What relationship do adults… Read more »

Survey: Wellness Tops Priority List For Employers, Over ACA


Category: Corporate Wellness

A survey from HUB International revealed that more employers ranked wellness (83%) and cost management (76%) as a top priority than ACA compliance (60%).  The study focused on small and middle market companies by surveying 400 senior-level human resource and finance executives from companies with 50 to 1,000 employees.  Broken down further by employer size,… Read more »

Fitbit Talks Employee Health With U.S. Congress


Category: Corporate Wellness

Vice President and General Manager at Fitbit Wellness, Amy McDonough, testified before a congressional hearing last week in a session entitled “Innovations in Health Care: Exploring Free-Market Solutions for a Healthy Workforce”.  As the leader of Fitbit’s corporate wellness product, McDonough is able to share a number of insights on the state of employee health.  Below are… Read more »

School District Broadens Definition Of VOI For Employee Health


Category: Corporate Wellness

A recent post discussed how half of employers were using at least one value on investment (VOI) measure to track success, including employee engagement (30%), turnover (22%), absenteeism (18%), productivity (17%), and recruitment/referral rates (13%).  This is nearly doubled the amount (28%) of employers tracking the return on investment (ROI) for their employee wellness programs. … Read more »

Outcome-Based Wellness Programs See Sharp Decline


Category: Corporate Wellness

A survey conducted by the National Business Group on Health showed that 24% of employers reported including outcome-based incentives in their wellness programs.  This is a sharp decline from the 44% that said they incentivized employees to lose weight, quit smoking, or achieve other health-oriented goals.  The sharp drop in outcome-based programs leads to the question… Read more »

Most Employers Tracked VOI Measures For Wellness Programs


Category: Corporate Wellness

A survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans discovered that 28% of organizations are tracking the return on investment (ROI) for their employee wellness programs.  This is in contrast to the modern value on investment (VOI) perspective that continues to become more popular as an assessment methodology.  Half of the surveyed organizations were… Read more »

What To Do With Savings From Cutting Wasteful Wellness Spending


Category: Corporate Wellness

When speaking with employers, we often get asked the question: “You’re telling us to cut so many of the wellness programs we currently offer.  What do you suggest we do instead?”  It would be easy to propose that they just save the money, but that is giving up on the original strategy that drove them… Read more »

Top 5 Must Know Facts From GWI’s Future Of Wellness At Work Research Report


Category: Corporate Wellness

Recently, The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) released its Future Of Wellness At Work research report.  The 82 page report, which can be downloaded for free, examines the current state of wellness in the global workforce and predicts what the future of work will look like.  The report makes the case for why wellness will matter… Read more »

Benefits And Perks Top Consideration For 57% Of Job Seekers


Category: Corporate Wellness

A new survey from Glassdoor found that nearly three in five (57%) people reported benefits and perks being among their top considerations before accepting a job.  With one and five employees looking for a job in 2016, employers need to take note and make their benefits package a point of differentiation.  Standard benefits (health insurance,… Read more »

Sonic Boom’s Pivot Shows Strength Of BYOD Wellness Strategy


Category: Corporate Wellness

It was not long ago that Sonic Boom Wellness was publishing eBooks that said “just say ‘no’ to bring-your-own-device (BYOD)”.  We strongly disagreed with this approach and published our own eBook around the same time suggesting it was truly the way to go.  Although the topic is still being debated by some wellness and human… Read more »